June 5, 2009
Well the first incidence has taken place. Milorad’s wife, Jungle Patti, brought up one of hubby’s opponents in reference to a contestant – Janice Dickinson – on ‘I’m a celebrity…Ger Me Out of Here!’ And of course blago’s female opponent (who lost the governorship) heard it and was none too pleased, so she called into The Don Wade and Roma Show (WLS -890) to defend herself after Rod admitted it was her. He is working as an “official correspondent” for ‘I’m a celebrity…’ aka Radio Rod with the Jungle Beat. He discusses Patti (who has her own jungle website in an effort to keep her there and also as a plug for the show. Strange since the radio and TV stations are competitors.
Here are their respective words. Somebody actually had a video clip. Blago’s is from WLS and Huffington Post got the Baar Topinka bit.
If I understand correctly – Patti is not in communication with anyone outside the jungle?
My husband had a campaign where he was running against this woman a little bit like her [Janice Dickinson] and he thought of her like a crazy old aunt. He had to kind of like suffer and kind of like, and kind of just like, roll your eyes at. Like she’s the kooky old aunt. You had to be respectful to her because she’s your old aunt.
Yes, it’s Judy Baar Topinka. When you’re in a campaign and you have to be with your opponent from time to time, sometimes they’ll do things to you that you think are unfair. Or they’ll twist things. I’m sure they think the same thing about you. For me, I try to get myself in a mindset where I could love my opponent and not let it get personal. To discipline myself, I tried to imagine, like a method actor might, that Judy Baar Topinka was one of my old aunts. That deep down she was a good person and when she would say the things that she would say or do the things she would do, it was more amusing than anything else. And I think that really probably is who she is. You know, crazy aunt in a good way.
Then Roma and Rod say what a good contestant she’d be. He signed off and Baar Topinka called in.
For the record – Milorad beat her and she is more than a tad off but Janice Dickinson is in her own universe.
JUDY BAAR TOPINKA:
This is your crazy aunt in the attic!
That kooky old aunt had three terms in the Treasurer’s Office and never displaced a dollar and gave $230M of unclaimed assets back to people and made a profit. Not bad, uh, for being a kooky old aunt? Maybe Gov Blagojevich — former Gov Blagojevich — and his tarantula-eating wife might, you know, consider looking at doing the same thing or they wouldn’t be in such trouble.
Referring to the bug eating.
That’s disgusting, Roma. Frankly I don’t care what the deal is here. To send a loved one off to eat tarantulas and roaches and things like that — that’s disgusting. I wouldn’t send any of my family members like that. To me, they’re worth more than that. It’s just not right.
ROMA: Would you go?
BAAR TOPINKA: Absolutely not.
I just wouldn’t do it. I think it’s denigrating. When you hold public office — especially if you were the first lady of the State of Illinois and the former gov — my God, you’ve got a role to play here. You’re a role model. You don’t go off eating roaches. About the closest thing I ever got to roaches was in Springfield. No way do I want to be close to those things.
Honored because they respected her at least? She would never go but she sure seems up to date on what’s happening with Jungle Patii.
Well I think it’s nice that they felt they should be respectful to me. Because I’ve always been respectful to people in terms of age. The fact that they bring it up in this way just proves that they really have no respect for anything. They are shameless. They certainly have no respect for the system. They have no respect for the people of Illinois.
It’s all about them. You can’t tell me that as she sits there looking sane, with a bunch of has-beens and wannabes and goofs so she looks better by comparison. This is the same gal with the potty-mouth who was yelling on one of these transcripts of a phone message, you know, ‘Go knock these guys off the Tribune, get rid of these editorial writers if they can’t make a deal on the Cubs then expletive deleted.’ I mean, Who is this woman? Now she’s suddenly playing Martha Washington. I mean, c’mon – alright? She knew what was going on. She’s lucky Patrick Fitzgerald isn’t on her case, too.
Who says he isn’t?